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Finally - a Simple Problem

Old 06-01-14, 06:06 PM
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Finally - a Simple Problem

Went out for a 2'ish hour ride today. About 1 hour into the ride I started to hear a muted clicking sound that had not been there minutes before. It was clearly sync'ed with my cadence and arrived at roughly the bottom of my (right) pedal stroke. A pedal problem was the obvious thought but I had just replaced my pedals 3 rides back and they were installed by my local LBS (which says something about my own mechanical competence here). So probably not the pedals (probably).

It somehow didn't sound serious (it was not a sharp 'metal destroying metal' sound) and was inaudible at high speed or into a strong breeze. So I just finished the ride (was at roughly my turn-around point anyway). When I got home I discovered that my (newly replaced) frame pump had rotated so that the cadence sensor was barely nicking the frame pump.

All problems discovered on the road should be so simple.

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Old 06-01-14, 06:08 PM
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i had a similar problem years ago. turned out to be the plastic keeper on my jacket was hitting the top tube in rhythm with my cadence. sheesh.
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Old 06-01-14, 06:51 PM
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I once made numerous stops to readjust my rear derailleur only to discover the sound I was hearing was caused by my car keys rattling in my pocket. I also oncce had a real faint noise that drove me crazy that turned out to be the front derailleur cable hitting the crank arm.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I once made numerous stops to readjust my rear derailleur only to discover the sound I was hearing was caused by my car keys rattling in my pocket. I also oncce had a real faint noise that drove me crazy that turned out to be the front derailleur cable hitting the crank arm.
Heh, I've had multiple "issues" that were solved by realizing it was merely my keys rattling around.
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Old 06-01-14, 08:26 PM
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I have flat forks as opposed to the round forks on my old mountain bike. My sensor doesn't near close enough to the magnet so I have it over on the corner at an angle. I take the front wheel off to haul the bike in the car and have to align the sensor every time I ride. I am always fiddling withh it because I'll get it too close and it will hit the magnet.

I kept stopping one time to check it because I kept hearing it. It was always ok though. Finally I bowed my head down for some reason and saw the rear brake cable was getting brushed by the back of my shoe.
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Old 06-02-14, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
i had a similar problem years ago. turned out to be the plastic keeper on my jacket was hitting the top tube in rhythm with my cadence. sheesh.
me too.
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